Serkis joins the cast of The Batman as Bruce Wayne’s faithful guardian Alfred Pennyworth
Matt Reeves is assembling one hell of a cast for his upcoming revamp of the Dark Knight mythology in The Batman. To date, Robert Pattinson has been cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zoë Kravitz has been cast as Catwoman, Paul Dano will slip into the iconic green suit as The Riddler and Jeffrey Wright will fight for Gotham’s soul as Commissioner Gordon; and now, Matt Reeves has confirmed that long-time collaborator Andy Serkis has been cast as Bruce Wayne’s faithful butler Alfred Pennyworth.
The actor has been rumoured to be in talks to join the cast for some time, but now, Matt Reeves has taken to social media to confirm the casting.
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) November 13, 2019
Serkis’ involvement in The Batman shouldn’t come as any real surprise, the actor has played an intricate part of Reeves’ Planet of the Apes movies and their mutual respect for one another is well documented. Another actor in the frame to join the cast is Colin Farrell. In recent weeks, the Dumbo star has been linked to the iconic role of The Penguin and with casting announcements coming thick and fast, we should expect confirmation of his involvement, or lack of any day now.
In addition to his fabulous cast list, Reeves has appointed another long-time collaborator in Michael Giacchino to compose the score for the movie. Giacchino has become a top-tier composer in recent years with a string of high profile soundtracks for Jurassic World, Spider-Man, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Up, Star Trek and Coco to name but a few, and will now bring his unswerving talent to bear on Gotham’s greatest detective.
Exciting times ahead for the Dark Knight.
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